Yankees Game Recap: Pineda Pitches Way To Victory


We’ve all talked about how the Yankees ace coming into this season was Masahiro Tanaka, but Michael Pineda can develop into that kind of guy moving forward. Pineda pitched eight shutout innings, giving up five hits and strking out six. Along with the bats getting going early and often, it lead to a 6-2 Yankees victory.

Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner have been a ridiculous 1-2 punch at the top of the order and that continued tonight. Ellsbury led off the game off Marco Estrada with a single and Gardner followed with a double. Alex Rodriguez drove them both home to make it 2-0 before Pineda took the hill. 

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The Yanks added another run in the second. With two out, Gregorio Petit reached on an infield single and an error by Josh Donaldson. Ellsbury drove in Petit with a single.

Ellsbury got another rally going in the fifth with a single and a stolen base. Two batters later, Mark Teixeira blasted his 10th homer of the season.

The Yanks tacked on another run in the eighth when Brian McCann walked and Stephen Drew and Didi Gregorius each singled.

David Carpenter came in in the ninth and struggled. Russell Martin led off the inning with his sixth homer of the year. After getting the next two out, Kevin Pillar walked, went to second on defensive indifference and scored on newly recalled Chris Colabello‘s double. Ezquiel Carrera then singled in Colabello and knocked out Carpenter.

Andrew Miller came in and walked Jose Bautista, but Devon Travis would fly out to right to end the game.

The rubber game is tomorrow night at 7:05 with CC Sabathia facing Mark Buehrle.

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